Upcoming events

    • 18 Jan 2017
    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Oakland APILO/AABA Clinic 1305 Franklin Street Suite 410 Oakland, CA 94612

    The AABA Community Services Committee and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) operate a pro bono legal clinic that is staffed by volunteer attorneys and law students. The clinic helps ensure that low-income Bay Area residents, including many mono-lingual immigrants, will receive free legal information and advice from AABA volunteers. The APILO/AABA clinic assists individuals in a number of areas, including immigration and family law issues.

    The Oakland clinic is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at APILO’s office at 1305 Franklin Street, Suite 410.

    If you are interested in volunteering at the clinic, please contact the AABA Community Services Committee co-chairs for more information about the clinic. Co-chairs are listed here. No prior training or expertise is required, and foreign language skills are in high demand (particularly Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese).


    • 25 Jan 2017
    • 27 Dec 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • UC Hastings School of Law 100 McAllister Street Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94102

    The AABA Community Services Committee and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) operate a pro bono legal clinic that is staffed by volunteer attorneys and law students. The clinic helps ensure that low-income Bay Area residents, including many mono-lingual immigrants, will receive free legal information and advice from AABA volunteers. The APILO/AABA clinic assists individuals in a number of areas, including immigration and family law issues. 

    The San Francisco clinic is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at UC Hastings’ Civil Justice Clinic at 100 McAllister Street, Suite 300. 

    If you are interested in volunteering at the clinic, please contact the AABA Community Services Committee co-chairs for more information about the clinic. Co-chairs are listed here. No prior training or expertise is required, and foreign language skills are in high demand (particularly Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese).



    • 22 Feb 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 50 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    • 1

    Please join the In-House Committee for the next event in the In-House Lunch Series featuring Shanti Ariker, SVP, General Counsel of Salesforce.org. Shanti will talk about her career progression, pro bono and Salesforce.org.

    AABA Members who are In-House attorneys are invited. Attendance is limited to 20 people. 

    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is the exclusive 2016-2017 In-House Committee Lunch Series Sponsor.


    • 22 Feb 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SomaR Bar and Lounge, 1727 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612


    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105


    We are extremely excited to announce our End of Year Celebration!  We will be celebrating your participation in this year’s AABA Mentorship Program and all of the terrific things it means to be “family”. Attendance is also one of the Mentorship Program requirements. If you cannot attend the End of Year Celebration due to a conflict, please contact Yuki Ku at YKu@hansonbridgett.com.

    Registration REQUIRED.  Deadline is February 24, 2017.

    MENTOR OF THE YEAR:
    Is your mentor the paragon of inspiration and dedication?  Did she or he provide the guidance, perspective, and insight you were seeking?  Did your mentor act as the sounding-board you needed to sort things out for yourself?  Then that person should be acknowledged and recognized as Mentor of The Year.

    If your mentor was all that you could have wanted, please submit a nomination. If you actually want your mentor to win this award, tell us why in 500 words or less. We’re looking to recognize a mentor who helped his/her mentees in tangible ways and who will maintain a mentoring relationship after the program ends. 

    Esteemed prize: a classy plaque of recognition AND $100 Amex Gift Card to spend with your family!

    Submit your statement of nomination to Wade Chow at wade.k.chow@sfgov.org by February 14, 2017.


    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • UC Hastings, Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco 94102
    In response to the recent immigration Executive Orders, the Asian American Bar Association will co-host a Joint Immigration Clinic with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Iranian American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. Lyft has generously agreed to sponsor this event as well.

    This clinic will provide legal immigration advice, naturalization assistance, and know your rights presentations.  Invitations will be extended to immigrant communities in the Bay Area including those of Muslim faith and nationals from the affected countries.

    The Clinic will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Louis B. Mayer Lounge at University of California, Hastings College of the Law--200 McAllister Street, San Francisco. Volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Clinic will be open to clients from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Please follow this link to register as a volunteer at this clinic: https://goo.gl/forms/3gm1GFV4W5pvckaA3

    Training sessions for volunteer attorneys and law students will be held on February 28, 2017 at UC Hastings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with further information to follow.

    If you have any questions please contact Robert Uy at uyrobert@gmail.com or Lisa Mak at attnymak@gmail.com.
    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sky Lounge, 76 E 3rd Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401-4011

    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD
    More details TBD
    • 23 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency San Francisco 5 Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111
    • 6

    5:30 p.m. General Counsel & Judges Reception
    6:00 p.m. General Reception
    7:00 p.m. Dinner



    Thank you to our sponsors.  For a complete list of sponsors and other information, click here.


    For more information, click here.
    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    • 85
    AABA’s Civil Rights Committee presents a screening of “14” that explores the recurring national debate about who has the right to be an American citizen.  This question of birthright citizenship is crucial given the recent changes in national immigration policy.  A special  panel discussion with the filmmakers and legal experts will follow. More info about the movie: http://14themovie.com/

    Program Schedule:

    Registration/Refreshments start at 5:00 p.m.
    Screening of “14” begins at 5:15 p.m.

    Panel discussion starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Please RSVP—space is limited to 85 participants.  All others will be placed on wait list and will be notified if space opens up.
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    More details TBD

    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St. San Francisco, CA 94105

    AABA Members and Guests, come to our Membership Kick-Off Mixer if you are interested in joining the Asian American Bar Association. 

    • Join AABA and learn about our events planned for the year.
    • Meet AABA leadership and learn how you can make a difference.
    • Mingle with members and sign up to join committees.
    • Appetizers and limited drinks will be provided.
    • Sign up here.

    Presented by AABA's Social and Membership Committees 

    • 07 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA
    • Free for all Members and Guests interested in joining Asian American Bar Association. 
    • Sign up to join a committee and learn about our events planned for the year. 
    • Are you an artist? Email elvin.vu@gmail.com for more information and to sign up for a booth to display art. Prizes for best booth and best art to be decided by popular vote, (subject to change and availability).
    • Food and drinks will be provided.
    • Be on the lookout for updates.

    Presented by AABA's Social Committee 

    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    More details TBD

    Learn more at the MBC website: http://www.minoritybarcoalition.com/

    • 13 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara


    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD
    We are looking for softball gamers that can represent AABA in our inaugural co-ed softball tournament. Specifically we are looking for a team captain, assistant team captain, and position players. Any skill level is encouraged to sign up. This 1-day tournament has a maximum of 3 games and a minimum of 2 games per team. Alternatively, if you don't play softball, we would love for you to join in the following capacities: volunteer umps or AABA supporters.

    Currently, we have several other bay area bar associations that are interested in joining. Look out for updates via email and on the newsletter.

    Sign up sheet coming soon.
    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Everett & Jones BBQ,126 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607

    More details TBD

    Learn more at the MBC website: http://www.minoritybarcoalition.com/

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UC Hastings

    More details TBD

    Learn more at the MBC website: http://www.minoritybarcoalition.com/

Past events

16 Feb 2017 AABA Annual In-House Mixer
16 Feb 2017 Stand Up for SF Immigrants
15 Feb 2017 Quarterly Law Firm Partners Lunch
04 Feb 2017 Pathways to Law: Pre-Law Diversity Conference
01 Feb 2017 Public Service Leadership Opportunities in Local Governments and Non-Profits
26 Jan 2017 AABA Employment Committee Speed Networking
24 Jan 2017 MCLE Mini-Marathon
06 Jan 2017 How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic Engagement Conference
04 Jan 2017 Wednesdays with Women - Discussion About Implicit Bias in Law Firms
20 Dec 2016 API Joint Holiday Party 2016
08 Dec 2016 AABA Community Services 2nd Strategy Meeting
07 Dec 2016 San Francisco APILO/AABA Clinic
03 Dec 2016 “Boxing Joy” Volunteer Event with AABA CSC
01 Dec 2016 AABA Holiday Party
30 Nov 2016 Wednesdays with Women - Discussion about 2016 Election
29 Nov 2016 AABA Town Hall: Post-Election Priorities for APA Attorneys
20 Nov 2016 Holiday Cards for Meals on Wheels Clients and Potluck Breakfast
18 Nov 2016 Battle of the Bar-Tenders
17 Nov 2016 AABA's Biennial Judges Reception
16 Nov 2016 2016 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards
16 Nov 2016 Oakland APILO/AABA Clinic
15 Nov 2016 Joint Diversity Mixer w/SFTLA, The Charles Houston Bar Association and AABA
10 Nov 2016 AABA In-House Committee Presents: Real GCs of SF: Navigating to the Top Spot
07 Nov 2016 Junior Attorney's Workshop
04 Nov 2016 Hard Rock Party at 2016 NAPABA Convention
29 Oct 2016 AABA/ABL-SF/OACC Monthly Joint Hike: Tennessee Valley in Marin Headlands
27 Oct 2016 LGBT Asian American/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception
27 Oct 2016 AABA Halloween Social
26 Oct 2016 San Francisco APILO/AABA Clinic
25 Oct 2016 Annual Membership Mixer
20 Oct 2016 Networking Mixer with AABA, BASF, JBASF, La Raza, and SABA
19 Oct 2016 Oakland APILO/AABA Clinic
17 Oct 2016 Representing Pro Bono Clients in U-Visa Cases
15 Oct 2016 Women of Color Service Workers Dialogue and Workers Rights Clinic
15 Oct 2016 Environmental Cleanup Day
11 Oct 2016 AABA In-House Lunch Series
05 Oct 2016 How To Be A Better Negotiator: Insider Tips from Mediators
29 Sep 2016 PL Committee Member Appreciation Mixer and Membership Drive
28 Sep 2016 MCLE Seminar on Implicit Bias
28 Sep 2016 San Francisco APILO/AABA Clinic
24 Sep 2016 ABL-SF, AABA, and OACC Monthly Joint Hike in Tilden Regional Park, CA
21 Sep 2016 Oakland APILO/AABA Clinic
21 Sep 2016 AABA Women's Committee Leadership Event featuring Supervisor Jane Kim
20 Sep 2016 Immigration Clinic Training
15 Sep 2016 Going In-House: Different Paths
14 Sep 2016 Mentorship Kick-Off Mixer
14 Sep 2016 Wednesdays with Women: Joining a Non-Profit Board
13 Sep 2016 Career Workshop: Building Your Brand and Creating Organic Relationships
13 Sep 2016 AABA Quarterly Law Firm Partners Lunch
08 Sep 2016 Art of Hustle with Business Coach Anthem Salgado
18 Aug 2016 What Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for the Future of Trade Secret Law
17 Aug 2016 Oakland APILO/AABA Clinic

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